Bearded Tit

  • by Rory McGrath
  • Narrated by Rory McGrath
  • 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From his Cornish boyhood, Rory recounts his life of birdwatching, observing his first skylark while stoned; his repeatedly failed attempts to get up at the crack of dawn like the real twitchers; and his flawed bid to educate his mate Danny in the ways of birding.
Rory's tale is a thoroughly educational, occasionally lyrical and highly amusing romp through the hidden byways of birdwatching.

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Panurus biarmicus

This is a most interesting and humorous book. Rory reads his account in a very lively and engaging style, so much so that I did nothing else other than draw all day whist listening!
I learnt a great deal and recalled a lot of existing knowledge. The account of visiting a hide for the first time is so, so true.
I would beware of listening to this in public for fear of laughing out loud!
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- T. Fulford

Not just for the twitchers

Books by comedians can be amixed bag. Some try to do a sitting down version of their stand up show, and they can get quite tiring after a while.
This book, however, strikes a good balance between Rory being funny in a natural way, and him telling a tale of his life and his passions.
yes, he does include quite a bit about twitching, but it isn't anything like hard work. Even if you're someone who's not into that kind of thing, it is pleasant enough to listen to someone talking about one of their passions with enough humour to make it entertaining still.
None of it feels forced, like he's trying very hard to sound funnier than you; it's an enjoyable journey through his life.
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- Mark

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-05-2010
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks